Santorini Itinerary 1 Day

This is a glimpse of what to see in 1 day in Santorini from Santorini itinerary 1 day created by our travel experts. These are the attractions one must visit while planning a 1 day trip to Santorini.

A Day in Santorini - Perfect 24 Hours Guide

Crescent-shaped Santorini is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Located in Cyclades group of the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, Santorini is a great mix of fantastic beaches, amazing geological sites, good food, and a rocking nightlife. The island was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC but today attracts more than 1.5 million tourists annually. If you plan to join the crowds in exploring this beautiful volcanic island but have got just 1 day to spare, here is how you can make the best of your 24 hours in Santorini.

Is one day enough for Santorini?

Wondering whether one day is enough or not, to explore Santorini? Certainly not; but here's how you can make the most of it. Though Santorini is the place to be, suggesting attractions for 24 hours in Santorini could be a tough choice as there are many places than you can visit. You might get a glimpse of Santorini, but for a local slice, you of course need a lot more time. On this trip, we suggest you cover only 4-5 popular attractions of Santorini, spending time walking around and discovering the history, culture, and people.

What to pack for 1 day in Santorini vacation?

It can be worth having a petite backpack for Santorini day trip. More helpful things to pack for a day trip to Santorini:

  • Light jacket
  • Maps and Brochures
  • Snacks and Water Bottle
  • Camera with batteries

How much money do you need for 1 day in Santorini?

The average daily price for traveling in Santorini is USD 183. The average price of food for one day is USD 19.45. The average price of a hotel for a couple is USD 242.

How to spend 1 day in Santorini?


Start your 1-day Santorini tour by first visiting the Perissa Beach. If you are early enough, you can catch a glimpse of the sun rising over the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea. Enjoy an early morning swim, or just sit back and relax on the beach. Later, you can visit Megalochori and get a glimpse into the traditional Greek village life. It is here that you can walk along its quaint alleyways before heading to 18th-century Prophet Elias Monastery, which is also the highest point of the island.


In the afternoon, visit the renowned archaeological site of Akrotiri. It is here that you can explore some of the best-preserved ruins of Minoan and learn about the Bronze Age civilization that thrived in the country for more than 1500 years. Walk through the semi-crumbled buildings and relics that are said to have been buried under the volcanic ashes for over 3.5 millennia.


After a day full of exploring the island, head to Ammoudi Port of Oia in the evening to enjoy a relaxing sunset sail on a catamaran. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the sea by enjoying a session of swimming or snorkelling. As the sun sets, you can enjoy some of the finest wines on board followed by a scrumptious barbeque dinner.

Santorini travel tips to save time and money

Easy and handy Santorini guidelines for your one day trip in Santorini:

  • Don't try to fit in everything
  • Book a guided Santorini sightseeing tour
  • Start early, you will have more time to explore as well you can easily beat the crowds.
  • Don't leave your planning until the last minute

Where to stay for 1 day in Santorini?

Since you have only 24 hours in Santorini, you should make the most of it by staying around the city's top attractions. Although it might not be the best deal, you will save time as well money spent on commute. Whatever your budget is, you can easily find the cheap and budget friendly accommodations in Santorini for 1 day. Locals also offer cozy homestays with awesome food and they would guide you to plan your travel accordingly.

Best places to eat in Santorini if you've only 1 day:

Want to explore the sumptuous cuisine of this city? Then, visit the most popular restaurants for delicious food.

Local transportation in Santorini

If you want to explore the offbeat places in Santorini and know its every nook and corner, then hopping onto a metro/train or a local city bus will be a smart choice.

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